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Controlled Positioning of Activated Ester Moieties on Well-Defined Linear Polymer Chains

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  • Ryohei Kakuchi,

    1. Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Bundesstr. 45, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
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  • Mirela Zamfir,

    1. Precision Macromolecular Chemistry Group, Institut Charles Sadron, UPR22-CNRS, 23 rue du Loess, BP 84047, 67034 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
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  • Jean-François Lutz,

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    1. Precision Macromolecular Chemistry Group, Institut Charles Sadron, UPR22-CNRS, 23 rue du Loess, BP 84047, 67034 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
    • Precision Macromolecular Chemistry Group, Institut Charles Sadron, UPR22-CNRS, 23 rue du Loess, BP 84047, 67034 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France.
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  • Patrick Theato

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    1. Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Bundesstr. 45, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
    • Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Bundesstr. 45, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
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Abstract

The successful sequence-controlled installation of an activated ester using a newly designed monomer pentafluorophenyl 4-maleimidobenzoate is demonstrated. Pentafluorophenyl 4-maleimidobenzoate is kinetically installed at different stages of a nitroxide-mediated polymerization, namely, near the α-chain end and in the middle of a PS chain. In addition, successful installation of apolar and polar functional groups is achieved via post-polymerization functionalization, which demonstrated the versatility of the synthesis of a universal precursor for locally functionalized polymers.

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